Skip to comments.Tehran accuses U.S., Israel of smear campaign against new president
Posted on 07/03/2005 12:11:11 PM PDT by jmc1969
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran accused the U.S. and Israel on Sunday of a smear campaign against its president-elect and warned Europe, which is in tricky nuclear negotiations with Tehran, not to join in the mudslinging.
The ultraconservative Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who won a landslide presidential election victory, has been accused of taking American hostages in 1979 when radical students seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Iranian exiles and an Austrian politician are alleging he was involved in the 1989 slaying of a Kurdish leader and two associates in Vienna.
Europeans should show their political maturity and not intertwine their interests with those of the Americans. They are advised to seriously avoid interference in this issue, Asefi warned. We advise the Europeans not to fall into the trap of the Zionist media.
The Iranian warning came as France, Germany and Britain lead European Union efforts to persuade Tehran to permanently halt nuclear enrichment activities, which the United States claims are part of Irans plan to develop a nuclear arsenal.
No plans to curtail nuke program
The Europeans are offering economic incentives in hopes of persuading Iran to permanently freeze its enrichment program on its own to avoid U.N. intervention and possible sanctions.
Ahmadinejad, the former mayor of Tehran, has said Iran will not curtail its nuclear program and will restart uranium enrichment activities, which it voluntarily suspended in November as part of negotiations with the Europeans.
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Is it still a "smear campaign" if the accusations are true?
Sounds like Tehran is making threats.
They're telling Europe to be a good dhimmi.
"Europeans should show their political maturity and not intertwine their interests with those of the Americans. They are advised to seriously avoid interference in this issue, Asefi warned. We advise the Europeans not to fall into the trap of the Zionist media.
You know we are ticking off the Iranian Jihadists and their Mullah mouthpieces when we get classified as Zionist/Joooish media.
That pig has lipstick, but can it fly?
In 1979, Ahmadinejad was a member of the Office of Strengthening Unity, the student organization that planned the Tehran Embassy takeover. Six former hostages who saw the president-elect in a 1979 photo or on television said they believe Ahmadinejad was among the captors who held them for 444 days and one said he was interrogated by the new president.
Ahmadinejad has denied he was one of the hostage takers.
Since the Iranians are apparently admitting that Ahmadinejad was part of the organization that planned the seizure, then I think their distinction is close to meaningless. As it is, he was likely indeed to have been one of the hostage-takes (I will credit 6 Americans before I would credit the Iranian government), and this admission of "there but not participating" is probably just being used to treat create a bit of confusion.
When in doubt, blame the jews and americans.
Spineless as the euros are, they'll internally be insulted that Tehran sees fit to instruct them how to conduct their foreign policy.
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It will be interesting to see what other countries come up with more info. I gather this guy has been around the block and we all can't be mistaken.
Nice color...Apparently they want people to see this thing coming...Give them time to reflect----before they die...
Yeah, that has been my point since he admitted to being a part of it.
"ok, ok, so I was INVOLVED, but not really INVOLVED INVOLVED."
Puh-lease. The Europeans better obey the almight clerics in Iran.
Please notice the continuity of resemblance in the photos below:
It's the JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS!
Even Europe knows who to follow and it "ain't" Iran! (Iran doesn't have the finances to cover Europe's misguided agenda)
Sounds like a non-denial denial to me....
Sure, Iran will have full cooperation from the rest of the world to continue their program.
This sounds like a statement out of the nineties when "Jimma' Carter II" was at the helm.
Cinch up your suspenders and fasten your seat belt's for the ride of your life is about to come to pass, for the Iranians are NOT going to achieve their goal.
Most likely the cry from Iran when they see the incoming! ; )
"The Iranian warning came as France, Germany and Britain lead European Union efforts to persuade Tehran to permanently halt nuclear enrichment activities, which the United States claims are part of Irans plan to develop a nuclear arsenal.
No plans to curtail nuke program "
How is the semi-annual 'Death to America' Day planning coming? Does this compare with our 'Iran is a Poopyhead' Day? At least we have free beer and hot dogs.
And since they're at war with all non-Mohammedans, we're all fair game. Nobody gets it yet, except for most people here, and the parts of the world bordering on the Mohammedan world.